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Obama Marks WAAD With $100 Million Brain Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC (April 2, 2013) -- President Obama commemorated World Autism Awareness Day by announcing the launch of a $100 million brain science initiative "designed to revolutionize our understanding of the human... More...

Statement from President Liz Feld

Over the past six days, the autism community has joined the millions of people across the country and around the world who mourn the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Among those killed were two remarkable special education teac... More...

NPR: CARA Passage One of Few 'Bold' Actions Taken by Congress in 2011

WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 31, 2011) -- In a year-end review of Congress, NPR correspondent Tamara Keith reported on a professor's finding that the current Congress is on pace to be the least productive since the 1880s. The... More...

President Obama Signs Budget Bill Appropriating First $230 Million Authorized by CARA

WASHINGTON, DC (December 23, 2011) -- President Obama today signed into law an omnibus budget bill that includes an estimated $230 million in new federal funding for autism research and services, the first of three annual appropri... More...

Autism Speaks Applauds President Obama for Signing Combating Autism Reauthorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 30, 2011) – Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright today joined President Obama at a White House ceremony where the President signed crucial legislation renewing the landmark Combating A... More...

Autism Speaks Applauds President Obama for Signing Combating Autism Reauthorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 30, 2011 –  Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright today joined President Obama at a White House ceremony where the President signed crucial legislation renewing the landmark Co... More...

Autism Speaks Calls for $200 Million of Stimulus Funds for Autism Research

(February 20, 2009) - As a result of the stimulus plan recently signed into law by President Obama, (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will receive more than $10 billion in new fu... More...

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